Among the many things NBA player, wrestler, actor and TV personality Dennis Rodman is known for is his many failed marriages and relationships. The five-time NBA championship title winner has walked down the aisle with three different women – Annie Bakes, Carmen Electra, and Michelle Moyer. Apart from his marriage with Michelle Moyer that lasted for about nine-years, his other marriage collapsed within its first year.
After three failed marriages and relationships including one with renowned singer Madonna, Rodman who is single at the moment, has come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t a vital part of a relationship, to him, it is nothing more than a ceremony that has nothing to do with the actual bond between the two people involved. But who were these women that the former NBA was once married to? In this article, we will be discussing his first wife – Annie Bakes. Who is she? Where is she from? What has become of her? All these and more are discussed in the below sub-headings.
Annie Bakes – Bio (Age)
Bakes was born on the 26th day of February 1965 in Allentown, Pennsylvania as Anicka Bakes but she has said she preferred to be called and addressed as Annie. Anicka’s family relocated quite often during her formative years, thus, she struggled with making friends at the time.
Annie’s difficulty at making friends at the time was also as a result of her rapid growth and quick maturity. According to her, she hit puberty at quite an early age and thus, she was an object of many jokes and rumors.
Due to her early maturity and beautiful features, at sixteen Annie went into modeling after an agent approached her in a mall. Her parents thought it was a joke but it turned out to be real. Her height and blondeness became her distinguishing features in the modeling world and she soon became the most sort for in the print media.
At the age of eighteen, she transitioned into more matured modeling of such things as swimwear as well as lingerie modeling. Unfortunately, Annie’s modeling career ended in 1986 after a car accident left her with scars and injuries.
Her Relationship With Dennis Rodman
After the accident, Annie Bakes had to make ends meet and to survive, the twenty-one-year-old at the time, began hosting at clubs around L.A and that was where she met her ex-husband, Dennis Rodman at a nightclub in Sacramento in 1987 and fell in love with him and they became lovers.
She soon moved in with Dennis who was then warming benches for the Detroit Pistons. In 1988, she had her first and only child for the ex-NBA player – a beautiful daughter named Alexis Rodman. Her relationship with Rodman wasn’t a smooth one at all following his many escapades and infidelities, they kept separating and coming back together. Annie would later reveal that she kept coming back because she thought she could fight for her man.
Despite their many troubles, Annie took the chance and tied the knot with Dennis at a chapel in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 1991. But things began to fall apart the following year as Annie alleged that Rodman repeatedly cheated on her, she also pointed out his abusive tendencies.
Annie Bakes also alleged that Rodman forced her to undergo 4 abortions which have hindered her future chances of having more kids. She also said she contracted an STD. Following a nasty fight that ensued between them, Annie filed for a divorce in 1992, the divorce was finalized the following year.
After her troubled and failed marriage, Annie turned to a therapist who encouraged her to write down what she was feeling at the time and that gave birth to her first book titled Worse Than He Says He Is: My Walk On The Wild Side With Dennis Rodman, released in 1997. The book received lots of positive reviews, including 4/5 stars from goodreads.com.
Rodman has been married and divorced twice since then and Annie Bakes has lived a quiet life ever since, keeping her private life private. As of 2006, she was reportedly married to a mystery policeman whose identity has remained unknown.
Annie Bakes’ Height And Other Facts
There is no information online on Annie Bakes’ height, how much she weighs or what her other body measurements are.
The former model is reportedly working on her second book.